George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Economics of Antitrust in Tech & Pharma

Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Attorneys General Education Program

The antitrust frontier is set to change dramatically the way competition is regulated, and it is being shaped by a confluence of forces — including increased attention from Congress and state Attorneys General to antitrust issues and a renewed appreciation for the power antitrust laws can wield to control economic players; unconventional coalitions forming to use antitrust as a way to attack so-called “big tech” and other industries seen as posing either economic, social, or political threats; and the current Administration’s appointments at the Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) aggressively, sweepingly, and quickly pursuing campaigns to upend decades worth of antitrust legal precedents and grounding principles.

This event featured an all-star lineup of instructors who analyzed these developments against the backdrop of teaching lessons in the fundamentals of economic analysis as they apply to competition law and policy specifically as applied to big tech and pharma.